Families in search of something a little more adventurous should consider the southern hemisphere during the sweltering Arabian summer – a place where prides of lions roam parks. Kogelberg Biosphere, just 30 minutes from Cape Town, is one of South Africa’s most spectacular areas of natural beauty and is home to an idyllic destination for families to explore the reserve’s magnificent terrain, enjoy adrenaline-fueled activities and kick back and relax – the African Pride Arabella Hotel & Spa.
The 100,000-hectare UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve is home to the largest floral kingdom in the world, the Fynbos Floral Kingdom, and has the most complex biodiversity on our planet with more than 1,880 different plant species, 77 of these occur nowhere else in the world. You can also tee off from the hotel’s signature golf course, ranked by Golfer’s Digest as one of the top 10 in South Africa. For the adventurous, there’s treetop zip lining (the highest in the southern hemisphere) quad bike trail rides, sand boarding, paintballing, horse-riding and shark-cave diving in the area.